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Modified 21-Oct-09
Created 21-Oct-09
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In every municipality in the world there is a necropolis, a city of the dead. Washington, D.C. is known for Arlington Cemetery, but that's actually across the Potomac River in Virginia on land once owned by Robert E. Lee. At the top of Georgetown, just outside of the city center of D.C. proper, sits Dumbarton Oaks, which has housed a cemetery for more than 200 years -- a short time when compared to the catacombs of Paris or Rome, but a long time in these parts. It is a beautiful, peaceful multileveled property, and I enjoyed taking my M9 there on successive Indian Summer days in October 2009.

Note: The photos in the gallery highlighting the Leica Summilux 21 were also taken at Dumbarton Oaks Cemetery, and you can see how different it appears in less peaceful light.